Music

Music has an essential place in the balanced education of all pupils. Music provides children with a unique opportunity to express their own feelings and covers the whole range of human experience. Through working practically with the raw materials of music, children develop skills of performing, composing, listening and appraising, developing knowledge and understanding of the subject as an expressible medium.

We follow the Music Express curriculum for Music from Foundation to Year 6. In addition, we use resources from Sing Up. All of our Key Stage 2 children take part in the annual Sing-a-rounds organised by the Manchester Music Hub and we are proud to be a Gold Award Singing School.

Aims

Children will be encouraged to:

♪ develop confidence and self esteem

♪ appreciate and enjoy a wide variety of musical experiences

♪ develop a sensitive response to music

♪ recognise the unique quality of musical sound

♪ acquire fundamental musical skills

♪ understand the basic elements of music

♪ develop social skills and awareness through making music together

♪ develop an awareness of musical traditions from different cultural and social origins

♪ develop imagination and creativity through music

♪ listen critically to a variety of styles of music

♪ improvise and compose music in response to different stimuli

♪ develop coordination skills

♪ perform confidently in a group and individually

♪ develop skills for recording compositions

Weekly Singing Assemblies

In our weekly singing assemblies, the whole school joins together to sing our favourite school songs as well as learning new songs for different seasons and celebrations. Mrs. Booth, our Musician in Residence, leads our weekly assembly as well as our School Choir after school on Tuesdays. She teaches a music curriculum lesson for Year 3 every week.

First Access

The whole of Year 6 have recorder lessons every Tuesday with our visiting Musician in Residence, Mrs Booth.

Community Links

Working with The Halle Orchestra, our Foundation and Key Stage 1 children have attended annual performances at Halle St. Peter’s in Ancoats, enjoying an introduction to the instruments of the orchestra through popular children’s story books. The most recent visit being: Elmer the Elephant. Have a look in our gallery to see photographs from this event!

Contact the School

Abbott Community Primary School

Livesey St,
Manchester
M40 7PR

Main Contact: Zarina Aliouche - School Business Manager

Tel: 0161 834 9529
Fax: 0161 839 4355
admin@abbott.manchester.sch.uk

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